Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Season set to end in style

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Noura Al-Abeed performs as ‘Leila.’
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Spectators can also expect fireworks, an inflatable fortress, dancing and hundreds of original costumes. (SPA)
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Spectators can also expect fireworks, an inflatable fortress, dancing and hundreds of original costumes. (SPA)
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Spectators can also expect fireworks, an inflatable fortress, dancing and hundreds of original costumes. (SPA)
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Updated 15 January 2020

Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Season set to end in style

  • Tickets can be bought from the website RiyadhSeason.com and start from SR25 ($6.70)

RIYADH: More than 10 million people flocked to Riyadh Season, which is going to end with a bang at the King Fahd Stadium on Thursday, according to event organizers.
The CEO of General Entertainment Authority, Faisal Bafarat, told the media on Tuesday that the season had achieved impressive results and numbers, including revenues and visitor numbers from inside and outside the Kingdom.
Anghela Alo, who is creative director of Riyadh Season, said: “The great numbers and successes achieved deserve to have a conclusion worthy of it, so the show ‘Leila Land of Imagination’ will be the perfect conclusion to the season. We are happy that the partners in the season are with us in this ceremony, in addition to the visitors of Riyadh Season.”
Marco Balich, from Balich Worldwide Shows, said: “We firmly believe that if we integrate global experiences with national talents, we will be able to create unique offers that will leave unforgettable memories and a legacy. This is a great time for the Saudis, and we had the privilege of being here on a joint journey toward Vision 2030.”

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The show has 488 performers, 293 crew members and two horses.

Noura Al-Abeed, who plays Leila in the show, was also at the press conference. The show follows her as she embarks on a journey toward the future.  Alo said: “Leila is a symbol of the new Saudi generations who live a changing reality. The future is around the corner. All she needs to know about herself is to unleash her imagination.”
The show has 488 performers, 293 crew members and two horses. Spectators can also expect fireworks, an inflatable fortress, dancing and hundreds of original costumes.
Music and video clips were also produced for the show. The stadium has a 67,000-seat capacity. Tickets can be bought from the website RiyadhSeason.com and start from SR25 ($6.70).


Saudi passport directorate expands e-services through Absher

Saudi passport office said that the services will promote e-transactions and make it easier for people to get in touch with officials. (SPA)
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Saudi passport directorate expands e-services through Absher

  • Saudi Arabia’s information and communications technology sector makes up 4 percent of the Saudi gross domestic product

RIYADH: The Saudi General Directorate of Passports is offering a “messages and applications” service to people through the Absher online platform.
Beneficiaries can use the service by logging into their account on Absher, choosing the “My Services” option, general services, messages and applications, then clicking on the “General Directorate of Passports” link and selecting the required service from a list including “identification of residents, visas, transfer of information, transfer of information and change of profession, suggestions.” After writing their message, they simply click the “send” button.
The passport office said that the services will promote e-transactions and make it easier for people to get in touch with officials at the directorate to discuss their problems.
The Kingdom’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector makes up 4 percent of the Saudi gross domestic product.
The sector has experienced significant regulatory change, expressed across several public- and private-sector investment drives since the launch of Vision 2030.
Saudi Arabia is also the region’s largest ICT market, ranking 13th globally, with a value of $28.7 billion (SR107 billion) in 2019 and strong growth in both the consumer and enterprise segments.